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How I Cope When Vivid Dreams Affect My Anxiety

How I Cope When Vivid Dreams Affect My Anxiety

Vivid dreams affect my anxiety the next day and anxiety can also create vivid dreams. Here's what I do to cope when vivid dreams affect my anxiety levels.Have you ever had a really vivid dream that affected your anxiety? Maybe you found yourself overanalyzing the dream the next day. Perhaps it was just a nice dream that you wish would exist in real life, or maybe it was a nightmare that increased anxiety. Whatever the case, vivid dreams can cause us to behave or think differently after we wake up. Read on to learn about how my vivid dreams affect my anxiety and what I am doing to cope.

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How to Benefit from Distractions

How to Benefit from Distractions

You can benefit from distractions, but distractions can keep you from doing important things, too. Here's how to ensure distractions benefit you every time.You can benefit from distractions when life gets overwhelming and you just need a break. If you use distractions for a short time, they can help you become more productive. But what happens if you use them too often and without time restraints? Read on to learn about how to benefit from distractions by using them wisely and effectively.

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Setting Realistic Goals Benefits Your Mental Health

Setting Realistic Goals Benefits Your Mental Health

Setting realistic goals that benefit your mental health is hard if you struggle with anxiety and/or depression. Here are tips on how to make realistic goals.

Having realistic goals benefits your mental health, but many people with depression or other mental illnesses struggle to set goals. Read on to learn about how to make and keep goals that benefit your mental health even if you’re living with a mental illness.

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Mindfully Choosing Music for Playlists Improves My Mood

Mindfully Choosing Music for Playlists Improves My Mood

Mindfully choosing music for playlists improves the music's ability to help you cope with mental illness. Here how to mindfully choose music for playlists.Mindfully choosing music for playlists is my favorite coping mechanism to relieve anxiety and depression, and listening to the music and lyrics later improves my mood. Some lyrics give us a sense of hope that life will get better; others help us find comfort in knowing that we are not alone. Choosing music for playlists mindfully positively impacts my mood. Here’s how making playlists helps me cope.

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Adoption Affected My Mental Health, Ultimately Benefiting It

Adoption Affected My Mental Health, Ultimately Benefiting It

Adoption affected my mental health since I found out I was adopted at 5. Ultimately, adoption affected my mental health positively, but there were dark times.

Adoption affected my mental health through the years, but it also caused some problems. For one, not knowing your biological parents can make self-discovery very confusing, as you have a lot of questions about where you came from and who would have raised you. Here’s my story about how adoption affected my mental health throughout my childhood and how my perspective on myself and my life have changed.

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Using Creative Outlets to Cope With a Stressful World

Using Creative Outlets to Cope With a Stressful World

Creative outlets help you cope with stress. Finding creative outlets for stress doesn't have to add stress. Here are some ideas for coping in a stressful world.

At work, many of us don’t consider using a creative outlet to cope with stress, but we often stress out about our actions and whether we are adhering to guidelines. Sometimes the stress follows us home and causes us to feel restricted about what we can or should do. But part of leisure time can include being creative—having hobbies that help us find ourselves, know ourselves, express ourselves, and set ourselves apart from the rest of the world. Read this article to learn about how to find and use creative outlets to cope with stress at work.

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Surviving Negative Thoughts That Make Me Cry Myself to Sleep

Surviving Negative Thoughts That Make Me Cry Myself to Sleep

Surviving negative thoughts that make me cry myself to sleep isn't easy. Watch this video to learn how I survive my negative thoughts and how you can too.All of us need to learn how to survive negative thoughts. Some days, we want to just start over. We want to forget who we are and who we were because we feel stupid, embarrassed, or unaccepted. Sometimes we just hate ourselves. All of these limiting beliefs hold us back from succeeding or even living. Here’s how to survive these negative thoughts.

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Celebrity Suicides Affect Us More Than We Realize

Celebrity Suicides Affect Us More Than We Realize

Celebrity suicides hit us harder than we think they do. Around 9:00 p.m. on July 20th, I logged onto Facebook and saw status updates about celebrity suicide with the words “Linkin Park”, “suicide”, and “RIP, Chester.” Suddenly, my body froze. The dark lyrics from Linkin Park’s most popular songs flooded my head. Celebrity suicides affect us more than you might think.

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Beauty Confidence Does Not Have to Cost a Pretty Penny

Beauty Confidence Does Not Have to Cost a Pretty Penny

Many women think that the price of beauty confidence costs a lot. They think that by spending more money on makeup and clothes, they will feel better about themselves. While I agree that spending money can help and we should always take good self-care and occasionally treat ourselves, some people (myself, included) spend an unnecessary amount of money on our appearance when we could use that cash for other pleasures and necessities. Beauty confidence is so much more than how you look.

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What You Think Is Laziness Could Actually Be Depression

What You Think Is Laziness Could Actually Be Depression

Laziness and depression can look a lot alike, but they're very different. Do you feel guilty for being lazy? Could it really be depression? Learn more here.Laziness and depression can look almost alike, but they’re very different states of being. For example, every once in awhile, you will have a lazy day. After you come home from work, you might neglect doing laundry and crawl into bed instead. Maybe you’ll turn on Netflix, have a snack, and fall asleep. It feels nice, right? We all need the rest. But what does it mean when one or two lazy days turns into a few lazy weeks? Is it laziness or depression?

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